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Rocket

Rocket: Nouns, Verbs and Adjectives

Here is the free online version of the Noun, Verb and Find five words to launch the rocket. Choose from nouns, verbs or adjectives. Drag the correct type of word into box to countdown the launch. Find five words out of a mixture of fifteen. The words are randomly selected from a list 90 words.

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Introducing the sentence


A whole class activity to help your pupils understand sentence structure.

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What is a Sentence?

Choose from different types of text such as a letter, an email and story and then punctuate with full-stops and add capital letters where needed

 

   

Making sentences
Practise making simple sentences and learn about what a sentence is.

   

Compound and Complex Sentences

This BBC Bitesize site is quite a challenge as children need to spot a range of parts of speech in action and highlight them. Designed for 10 - 11 year olds.

   

Using Verbs in Poetry

A lesson which looks at how verbs can add dramatic interest to poems.

 

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The noun, verb and adjective curse maker


A fun way to help your pupils learn and identify nouns, verbs and adjectives.

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Choosing Adjectives

A drag and drop activity where you have to drag suitable adjectives into the spaces in a text. It is intended as a teaching tool as there is no checking facility.

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Characters

This activity allows you to create your own character and then talk and write about the person you have invented.

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Gracie Grammar

A PowerPoint presentation to reinforce the learning of verbs, nouns and adjectives.

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Proper Nouns

This animated tutorial explains brilliantly what proper nouns are and how they need capital letters at the beginning of words.

   

What are Nouns?

A great site for covering what nouns are and how they should be used.

   

The Adjective Detective

A good site for use when teaching adjectives but is best viewed in full-screen mode.

   

Adjectives Explanation

A dynamic explanation with a cartoon character who explains how adjectives work and what they do. There is a short interactive activity too.

   

Adjectives and Adverbs

Choose an adjective and adverb to advertise four products.

   

Verbs and Their Synonyms

A teaching aid about verbs which can be used to introduce them or for revision. It looks at their function and includes activities to identify them and find synonyms. Check the drop-down list for teachers' notes and worksheets.

This lesson can be used as an introduction to verbs or as a revision aid.

The activities in this pack will enable pupils to:

  • understand what a verb is and its effect within a sentence
  • identify verbs in a piece of text
  • adapt verbs for effect (using synonyms)

Starter activity

Main session part 1

Main session part 2

Plenary

   

Similies

The activities will enable the teacher to:

  • explore the term "simile"
  • share similes with the class
  • provide exercises on new similes using established models
   

Using Similies to Enhance Writing Skills

A teaching aid to help children understand the use of similies in their writing.

The activities will enable the teacher to:

  • explore the term "simile"
  • share similes with the class
  • provide exercises on new similes using established models

Within each of the activities further information can be accessed in order to develop pupils' knowledge, support the lesson or for research.

Objectives:

text level - reading comprehension

  • to understand the use of figurative language in poetry and prose
  • locate use of simile

Starter activity

Main session part 1

Main session part 2

Plenary

   

Don't Use Said

A great teaching resource for looking at alternatives to the word 'said' in written work.

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Other words to use rather than SAID

An animation of words to use as an alternative to 'said'. Children set the task of searching narratives for the alternatives came up with the words and they are featured in an interesting way. Not interactive but pupils could see how many words they can remember.